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ALTA Certification Academic Language Therapy

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1. Confirmation and Fluency - Decoding skills - Fluency - additional strategies

2. Is one that provides for translating test scores into a statement about the behavior to be expected of a person with that score or their relationship to a specified subject matter. Most tests and quizzes written by school teachers are criterion-refer

3. State Law - Requires administration of reading instruments to diagnose reading problems. Each district does - has to notify parents and provide instruction

4. Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing. Screening test. test phonological awareness - phonological memory - rapid naming...norms given in Percentiles - Standard Scores - Age and Grade Equivalents

5. Words that are able to be broken apart by the position of the vowels and consonants in order to pronounce.

6. Multisensory Structured Language

7. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

8. A pattern of letters (found in a single syllable) which occurs frequently together. The pronunciation of at least one of the component parts is unexpected or the letters stand in an unexpected sequence ( ar - er - ir - or - us - qu - wh)

9. 1904 - reported 2 cases of "congenital word blindness" - called for schools to establish procedures for screening as well as appropriate teaching of those that were identified with congenital word-blindness

10. Study of sounds and how the work within their environment

11. Inferential learning of a concept cannot be take for granted! Never assume!

12. An objective test that is given and scored in a uniform manner. Scores are often norm-referenced. For example SAT

13. An ability test is designed to measure either your general intelligence or your mental aptitude in a particular area. For example

14. Construction and Reconstruction - Construct understanding based on analysis and synthesis.

15. Scores expressed in their original form without statistical treatment - such as the number of correct answers on a test.

16. State Law. Requires testing - Requires that students enrolled in public schools be tested for dyslexia. - Requires treatment (teaching)

17. Changes in curriculum - supplementary aides or equipment - and provision of specialized facilities that allow students to participate in educational environment to fullest extent possible.

18. Teaching that uses all learning pathways in the brain (VAK-T) simultaneously in order to enhance memory and learning.

19. Vocabulary stressed the events of daily life - Common - everyday - down to earth words - Most are one syllable words

20. Paired association between letters and letter sounds; an approach to teaching of reading and spelling that emphasizes sound-symbol relationships - especially in early instruction.

21. A morpheme attached to the end of a word that creates a word with a different form or use. Suffixes include inflected forms indicating tense - number - person and comparatives.

22. A group of several test standardized on the same sample population so that results on the several tests are comparable. Example : School achievement tests

23. An affix attached to the beginning of a word that changes the meaning of that word.

24. Was a pivotal event in English history. It largely removed the native ruling class - replacing it with a foreign - French-speaking monarchy - aristocracy - and clerical hierarchy. This - in turn - brought about a transformation of the English languag

25. Proceeds from the whole to the part - suggests that processing of a text begins in the mind of the readers. Meaning is brought to print not derived from print.

26. Test of Word Reading Efficiency. Screening test. measures an individual's ability to pronounce printed words accurately and fluently. Generates percentiles - standard scores - age equivalents - and grade equivalents.Decoding - Sight words

27. Ability to think reason and solve problems. Skills are usually measured by an individual test of intelligence/IQ test. Requires being able to generalize from past experience and use that knowledge to respond to new situations.

28. Vowel team syllable (digraph - dipthong)

29. Whole language. Founder of Whole language concept

30. Students proceed trough predictable stages of learning to reading.

31. Three adjacent letters which represent one speech sound (tch)

32. A letter or a group of letters attached to the beginning or ending of a base word or root that creates a derivative with a meaning or grammatical form that is different that the base word or root.

33. The term is also used for the language now called Old English - spoken and written by the ________ and their descendants in much of what is now England and some of southeastern Scotland between at least the mid-5th century and the mid-12th century.

34. Understanding of the internal linguistic structure of words

35. Present the parts of the language and then teaches how the parts work together to make a whole. Part of a MSLE Program

36. A class of open speech sounds produced by the easy passage of air through a relatively open vocal tract. A - E - I - O - U

37. Set of principles that dictate the sequence and function of words in a sentence in order to convey meaning - must include grammar - sentence types - and mechanics of language

38. A spoken or written unit that must have a vowel sound and that may include consonants that precede or follow that vowel. Syllables are units of sound made by one impulse of voice.

39. The curved line placed beneath c to indicate its "soft" or (s) pronunciation - as opposed to its hard or (k) pronunciation. Students use the coding on c before the letters e - i - or y (the softeners) - to remind themselves to pronounced the (s) soun

40. A test in which a student's performance is compared to that of a norm group. Often used to measure and compare students - schools - districts and states.

41. Participate in classroom discussions - make speeches/presentations - use tape records during lectures - read text out loud - create musical jingles - create mnemonics to aid memorization - discuss ideas verbally

42. Alphabetic principle" and its relationship to phonemic awareness and phonological awareness in reading

43. A base word or meaningful unit in there terminology of structural linguistics.

44. The flat diacritical mark above a vowel in a send picture or phonic/dictionary notation that indicates a long sound.

45. Stress or emphasis on one syllable in a word or on one or more words in a phrase or sentence. The accented part is spoken louder - longer - and/or in a higher tone. The speaker's mouth opens wider while saying an accented syllable.

46. Wechsler Individual Achievement Test

47. The ancient Britons (Celts) conquered by Caesar in 54 c.e. - Celtic and Latin languages co-exist - Teutonic tribes (Jutes - Angles and Saxons invade) - Anglo-Saxon layer of language

48. Effective for special needs - Uses all possible senses - tracing - saying - listening - looking - Typically called VAKT - Visual - Auditory - Kinesthetic - Tactile - Can be used with either Phonics or Whole Language

49. Refers tot he measurement consistency of a test

50. Vowel - consonant - e syllable